Tara Marynowsky

Tara Marynowsky

b. 1979 Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Sydney, Australia


Tara Marynowsky’s art practice embraces painting, drawing, collage, video and installation. She investigates the uncanny and uses wry humour to explore personal emotions and feelings associated with womanhood. With influences drawn from archival artefacts, European fables and art history her subjects are riddled with nostalgia and themes of cultural belonging and identity. She questions westernized beauty within this context. Working in a fragmented modus she often creates multiple works which when accumulated result in the form of an installation or series. Her work has an unmistakable hand-made aesthetic and she often uses watercolour to render her intimate works on paper.

In 2002 Marynowsky received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours) at the College of Fine Arts, Sydney. Her work has been exhibited in international group exhibitions including Hors Pistes at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2009) and Invitation on Paper at Chi Chi Potter Gallery, Copenhagen (2012). She has held several solo shows in Sydney and Melbourne and is currently undertaking an artist residency supported by the City of Sydney.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts, UNSW, College of Fine Arts, Sydney

Selected Solo Exhibitions

'Movies', Chalk Horse, Sydney
'Volta', Chalk Horse, Sydney
'Balancing Act', Edwina Corlette gallery, Brisbane
'Tide is High', Edwina Corlette gallery, Brisbane
'Brain Rain', Chalk Horse, Sydney
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Selected Group Exhibitions

Nacht de Museen, Filmmuseum Düsseldorf, Germany (postponed)
Shaping Wit, The Concourse, Sydney (postponed)
Four Letter Word, Artbank, Sydney
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Sydney
The National 2019: New Australian Art, Carriageworks, Sydney
'The New Gallery Show - Group Exhibition', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
Art Fair, Art Central Hong Kong, Chalk Horse, Stand E11
'Sauced Material', Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
'Flame Seed', Incinerator Art Space, Sydney
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Grants | Awards | Residencies

Marten Bequest Scholarship, Painting
Artist In Residence, Wis(c)h, Supported by City of Sydney
Linden Postcard Prize (2nd)
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Filmmuseum, Düsseldorf
Artbank, Australia
Freshwater Place, Australia
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Fiona McIntosh, The art of (mis) appropriation: CAUGHT STEALING,
Naomi Riddle, Artist text for ‘Coming Attractions’, The National 2019: New Australian Art, catalogue, 2019
Andrew Frost, The National 2019 Review: Contemporary Art from the Uncanny to the Inviting, The Guardian, March 29, 2019
Anna Dunhill, Monstrous Feminine, Art Guide, April 2, 2019
Will Cox, The National: Five Artists to Watch, Broadsheet, 01 March, 2019
Preview, Tracey Clement, Art Guide Australia, 26 November
Editor’s Pick 6til8, Art Collector Magazine, Tide is High: Tara Marynowsky, January
Daniel Mudi Cunningham, Art Collector Magazine, Collector’s Love: Tara Marynowsky, January
Andrew Frost, The Art Life: Venus of Venus, 16 May
Frost, Andrew, Venus of Venus, the art life, May 16, 2014
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